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May 2, 2008 5:44 AM

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I'm totally a bookworm. I'm in the middle of so many books I've lost count. Anyway, here's what I'm reading right now:

-Brave Story by Miyabe Miyuki

-Blood+: First Kiss (novelization) by Ikehata Ryo

-The Dalai Lama: The Universe in a Single Atom - the convergence of science and spirituality by the Dalai Lama

-Me and Mister Darcy by Alexandra Potter

-Atonement by Ian McEwan

-Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Autism

-Henry and June by Anais Nin

-Nightwood by Djuna Barnes


What novels are you reading, MAL members? Remember, manga is EXCLUDED. Light novels are okay.
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May 2, 2008 5:47 AM

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Roma by Steven Saylor
The Beautiful World by Keiichi Sigsawa
1984 by George Orwell (this one's for school, and I pretty much despise it even though I liked Orwell's Animal Farm D:)
 
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-AtaraxiA- said:
Roma by Steven Saylor
The Beautiful World by Keiichi Sigsawa
1984 by George Orwell (this one's for school, and I pretty much despise it even though I liked Orwell's Animal Farm D:)


The Beautiful World - Kino no Tabi? Are you reading the translated version or the original? It seems like Tokyopop's cancelled the release of volumes 2 and 3. :( I need to get the rest of the series and read it myself.
 
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May 2, 2008 5:53 AM

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Darkness over Sethanon, from Raymond E. Feist. I'm re-reading the entire series, by the time i am at the end again, the new book will be available in my country, so then i can finally continue.
 
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I'm reading the book with my notes of *Designs for Life* topic.
 
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Mélusine by Sarah Monette
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
 
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May 2, 2008 6:03 AM

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Chavez said:
Darkness over Sethanon, from Raymond E. Feist. I'm re-reading the entire series, by the time i am at the end again, the new book will be available in my country, so then i can finally continue.


<3 <3 <3 Riftwar. I adore Magician, particularly. Epitome of epic fantasy.

I haven't read much lately. I've had In Lunacy on my bedside table for a few weeks but barely read a chapter of it. Granted, it's the first book of a trilogy I've read ten+ times, so motivation to re-read is low.

I'm also behind on two or three Discworld novels now. Honestly haven't done much reading since my brother's friend left his job at a bookstore; used to get 25% staff discount on everything through him buying it for me. ^^; Books are expensive these days. >.>
 
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Asako said:
Chavez said:
Darkness over Sethanon, from Raymond E. Feist. I'm re-reading the entire series, by the time i am at the end again, the new book will be available in my country, so then i can finally continue.


<3 <3 <3 Riftwar. I adore Magician, particularly. Epitome of epic fantasy.

I haven't read much lately. I've had In Lunacy on my bedside table for a few weeks but barely read a chapter of it. Granted, it's the first book of a trilogy I've read ten+ times, so motivation to re-read is low.

I'm also behind on two or three Discworld novels now. Honestly haven't done much reading since my brother's friend left his job at a bookstore; used to get 25% staff discount on everything through him buying it for me. ^^; Books are expensive these days. >.>


Great to see another fan :3

There's still a few books to be released before it's all over^^

Wrath of a Mad God <- waiting for this one to be released in my country
Rides a Dread Legion <- not yet written
Return of the Demon King <- same
A Kingdom Besieged <- same
A Crown Imperiled <- same
Magicians End <- etc
 
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May 2, 2008 12:48 PM

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Currently reading Sovereign by C.J. Sansom.

I've been meaning to start Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, but I keep getting distracted.
 
May 2, 2008 12:49 PM

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Hmm... I don't think I have ever read a story book... how sad =/

Last I read was Stephen Hawking's "A Breifer History of Time" and before that, Carl Sagan's absolutely wonderful "Pale Blue Dot" ^_^ Maybe I should take up something less serious for leisure reading hah ^^'



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Learning Perl by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix & brian d foy

Yeah the last name is spelled lowercase.

But this is a pretty cool O'REILLY book :D
 
May 2, 2008 1:03 PM

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i'm rereading Feed by MT anderson. best book ever.

and i'm reading Breakfast of Champions (kurt vonnegut).. which im not liking that much.

i cant really read more than one book at a time, or else i never finish haha.
 
May 2, 2008 1:04 PM
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HOLY BIBLE

lol and I am dead serious
 
May 2, 2008 1:05 PM
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catch 22....it long boring and goes nowhere....


im also planing to rea the trilogy of 2001 space odessy as the second and thrid book go into more detail about why the aliens chose him over the rest and how they are trying to comuinicate with him to progrss the evolution of man as a species
 
May 2, 2008 1:07 PM
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Nosferatu said:
I've been meaning to start Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, but I keep getting distracted.


Had the same book sitting on my shelf for months. Maybe I'll start it after I finish Pratchett's Feet of Clay... again.
 
May 2, 2008 1:08 PM
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ive met terry he is epic win
 
May 2, 2008 1:39 PM

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Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
 
May 2, 2008 1:58 PM

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Chavez said:
Darkness over Sethanon, from Raymond E. Feist. I'm re-reading the entire series, by the time i am at the end again, the new book will be available in my country, so then i can finally continue.


I recently read the first three, but I keep forgetting to read the rest. :(
I'm going to the bookstore later today, so maybe I'll pick up a couple then.

Sakinho said:
Last I read was Stephen Hawking's "A Breifer History of Time"


I read the original, but I didn't know there was an updated version. I'll have to check that out.

So, right now, nothing, but soon, something!
 
May 2, 2008 2:05 PM
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The classic Old Yeller.
 
May 2, 2008 2:17 PM

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a new relevaion to humankind Urantia Book having no-human authors xD I loove texts with non-human authors ^,^

It has 2097 pages, currently I have read 1604 pages ^___^
 
May 2, 2008 2:25 PM

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Now reading A History of the End of the World by Jonathan Kirsch.
 
May 2, 2008 4:25 PM

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I've been reading the books for my Classic Literature Class:
Heart of Darkness-Joseph Conrad
The Stranger- Albert Camus
The Postman Always Rings Twice- James Cain
Death and the King's Horseman- Wole Soyinka
Six Characters in Search of an Author- Luigi Pirandello
A Room of One's Own- Virginia Woolf
Patriotism- Yukio Mishima
and a bunch of other books.

I read most prior to the class and disliked most of the ones I hadn't read.

In a few weeks after I regain my senses I intend to read Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en



Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pocket that they cannot separately plunder a third.
-Ambrose Bierce
 
May 2, 2008 4:33 PM

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An anthology of European Philosophers' essays and other works. The actual title is "the European Philosophers from Descartes to Nietzsche."
 
May 2, 2008 4:36 PM

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To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee - For my lit. class. This is my second time reading it, and I still love it~

The Arrows of the Queen Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey - Mm. I'm enjoying them more now that I understand them better. The first time I read them I was eight or nine, so a lot of stuff went over my innocent head, hahah.
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May 2, 2008 4:37 PM

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Mathematical Scandals by Theoni Pappas

[ I know, seems weird, but I'm trying to get my students interested in the current unit I'm teaching ;-) ]
 
May 2, 2008 4:38 PM
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Romeo and Juliet for english class. Just finished Their Eyes Were Watching God, Great Expectations and Odyssey
 
May 2, 2008 4:49 PM

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Internet Culture edited by David Porter
The Great Arab Conquests by Sir John Bagot Glubb
 
May 2, 2008 8:31 PM

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Catcher in the Rye
Everybody Hurts: a guide to emo culture
better looking than u
 
May 2, 2008 8:36 PM
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The Odyssey.
 
May 2, 2008 8:52 PM

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Monolix said:
The Odyssey.
nice, one of my favorite books ever, though I preferred the Iliad a lot more. ^^

usagiko said:
The Beautiful World - Kino no Tabi? Are you reading the translated version or the original? It seems like Tokyopop's cancelled the release of volumes 2 and 3. :( I need to get the rest of the series and read it myself.
Just the translated version of volume 1, haha. I'd like to get the rest of the series myself.
 
May 2, 2008 10:42 PM

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-The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare (my favourite of his plays)
-Porno by Irvine Welsh
-Dark Magick by Cate Tiernan

and a few others. I have more about it at my blogspot because that's where all my book stuff goes. xD
We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. - Carl Sagan
 
May 2, 2008 10:57 PM

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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. A brilliant little collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.


 
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. A brilliant little collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

One of the best books ever!

I'm in the midst of:

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater - Thomas De Quincy
Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
 
May 2, 2008 11:40 PM

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reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. i am about 30% into it, and it is so inferior to his earlier work, Snow Crash, that i'll probably drop it.
 
May 2, 2008 11:54 PM

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Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Siler Jones......
 
May 3, 2008 12:34 AM

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So a lot of people are reading books for school...
I´ve already finished reading for school, I only have to read 2 old books (from the 19th century).

So now I'm reading The Compass Rose by Ursula LeGuin.
Totally into my moms old Sience-Fiction books :/

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May 3, 2008 5:25 AM

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coffee is reading soul music by terry prattchet

really good
YES I'M COFFEE!!!!
 
May 3, 2008 6:09 AM

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Not reading anything actively atm (which includes manga).I used to read a lot but nowadays I'm just too lazy for books :(
 
May 3, 2008 8:25 AM

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Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs by Lewis Page.

If as a British tax payer you really want to know where and how your money is being spent (wasted) on defence procurement; read this book.

It shall leave you astounded at the incompetence of the MoD and the piss poor kit our chaps and chapesses in Her Majesty's Armed Forces must deal with on a day to day basis. Truly shocking.
 
May 3, 2008 11:48 AM
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I prefer not to rodomontade about the literature I read because my tastes have little to do with how I want to be perceived by others (unlike most other quasi-intellectuals.) For example most people in this thread only read so they appear smart to others. I find this despicable.

However, here is a list of books I am currently reading.

A Nonparametric Multidimensional IRT Approach with Applications to Ability Estimation and Test Bias

Encyclopedia of Phenomenology

Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality

The Essential Husserl: Basic Writings in Transcendental Phenomenology (Studies in Continental Thought)

Analysis of Mind

Multivariable Calculus (James Stewart)

The Architecture of Happiness


So there you go. On average, I finish 1 book every three days and I am usually reading 5 to 7 books at once. I plan on reading more math textbooks and philosophy books next. I also enjoy advanced engineering textbooks.
 
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Reading To Kill A Mockingbird for the second time thanks to my English class, then I am also reading Catcher in the Rye. :D
 
May 3, 2008 1:30 PM

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I enjoy reading yet i don't read much, i don't have the patience for it, but when i first start reading and get into it i can end up reading hundred of pages at a time.

Currently i'm reading Battle Royale and The Wheel of Time 6.
 
May 3, 2008 2:06 PM

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My Booky Wook by Russell Brand. My brain really can't handle more than one book at a time. Needs to finish one before moving on. ^^;;
...XD pretty much sums me up.

And Romeo and Juliet for english class.
 
May 3, 2008 3:48 PM

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I like reading but I've been to busy to sit down and read a book outside of class as of late... That being said, I'm currently reading Tuesdays With Morrie.

And man I wish the old fucker would hurry up and die...
 
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Thank You for Smoking

Bartleby, the Scrivener

Alucard and Seras

 
May 3, 2008 3:54 PM

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Aside from fiction from members here, I haven't really read anything other than manga/light novels lately.
I am going to start Out by Natsuo Kirino one day. =P
 
May 3, 2008 4:28 PM

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About to start Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.
 
May 3, 2008 6:53 PM

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I'm reading Once Upon a Marigold

Music is from the soul~ ♥
 
May 3, 2008 6:56 PM

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leo said:
For example most people in this thread only read so they appear smart to others. I find this despicable.


God forbid we might actually enjoy reading. :P

Anyway, picked up The Mind of Adolf Hitler by Walter Langer today on a recommendation from a professor of mine. Plan to start it tonight.
 
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Currently waiting for Breaking Dawn, the fourth novel in the Twilight series<333

I've also been trying to read (unsuccessfully due to being busy) Darkly Dreaming Dexter (because I love the show so much) by Jeff Lindsay and Rainbow Road by Alex Sanchez.
 
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